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NPR's Emily Feng Recognized as the 2022 Shorenstein Journalism Honoree

At the 2022 Shorenstein Journalism Award, Feng discussed how the challenges of reporting as a foreign correspondent in China are forcing the West to reconfigure its understanding of the country and creating suspicion and mistrust.
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Assessing Putin's Invasion of Ukraine

On a new season of the World Class podcast, Michael McFaul discusses recent developments of the war in Ukraine and how those will impact Ukraine's future, Russia's standing in the world, and the responses of the global community.
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Five Questions About Food Security in a Warming World

FSE Director David Lobell explains some of the system-wide challenges — and solutions — to ensuring that people around the world have access to affordable, nutritious food.

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What to make of the 2022 midterm results and what it might mean for 2024

Commentary / November 11, 2022
Some takeaways from the 2022 midterms: surprising, a possible return to normalcy, and a “relief”– of sorts, Stanford scholars say.
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Stanford Medicine-led study aims to ‘STOP’ sexual harassment in biomedical research

Blogs / November 10, 2022
The NIH is funding a Stanford Medicine-led study, "Sexual harassment Training Of Principal investigators," or STOP. Through virtual, multimodal trainings that incorporate interactive gaming elements, the goal of the five-year study is to decrease sexual harassment and improve the retention of women in science. SHP Director Douglas Owens is one of the collaborators and notes, "It's crucially important that we create inclusive, welcoming environments, especially for people training in T32 programs."
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US national interests are best served by stopping Vladimir Putin in Ukraine

Commentary / November 10, 2022
Ukraine is the victim of an unprovoked and unjustified war launched by Vladimir Putin’s Russia more than eight years ago.
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‘Democracy is on the ballot’: Professors react to midterm election results

Commentary / November 9, 2022
As the results of the 2022 Midterm Elections are coming in, Stanford Professors Larry Diamond, Hakeem Jefferson, and Bruce Cain provided their insights on Tuesday night to The Daily.
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Why Elon Musk’s Twitter Purchase Is a National Security Concern

Commentary / November 9, 2022
Elon Musk’s Twitter deal reveals loopholes in U.S. national security oversight.
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The Reischauer Scholars Program: Sharing Reflections from Waseda University

Blogs / November 8, 2022
The following reflection is a guest post written by Noah Kurima, a 2021 alumnus of the Reischauer Scholars Program.
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Welcoming Russian Journalist Roman Badanin, New CDDRL-JSK Visiting Fellow

News / November 8, 2022
Badanin, the founder and editor-in-chief of Proekt and Agentstvo — media organizations that have been targeted by the Russian government for their investigative reporting into the most powerful forces in their country — will focus his research on Russian media and propaganda.
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The FTC’s rapidly evolving standards for MFA

News / November 7, 2022
Published in the International Association of Privacy Professionals
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Hicham Alaoui Examines Pact-Making in Middle East

News / November 7, 2022
To mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of CDDRL, the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL hosted a talk featuring Hicham Alaoui, founder and director of the Hicham Alaoui Foundation, who discussed his latest book – Pacted Democracy in the Middle East: Tunisia and Egypt in Comparative Perspective (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022).
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The EU’s new Digital Services Act and the Rest of the World

Blogs / November 7, 2022
Daphne Keller of the Program on Platform Regulation writes about the European Union’s Digital Services Act (DSA), a major milestone in the history of platform regulation. Other governments are now asking themselves what the DSA’s passage means for them. The post briefly discusses that question, with a focus on platforms like Facebook or YouTube and their smaller would-be rivals. Published in Verfassungsblog.
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What Musk’s first week at Twitter tells us

Commentary / November 4, 2022
Marietje Schaake writes of Musk's first week and what we know about Twitter’s future. Published in the Financial Times.
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Understanding the Stakes in Taiwan

Commentary / November 4, 2022
Larry Diamond and Oriana Skylar Mastro join Michael McFaul on the World Class podcast to discuss China’s ambitions against Taiwan, and how the U.S. and its allies can deter Beijing.
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How Online Mobs Act Like Flocks Of Birds

Commentary / November 3, 2022
Renee DiResta of the Stanford Internet Observatory writes about the growing body of research suggesting human behavior on social media is strikingly similar to collective behavior in nature. Published in Noema Magazine.
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The Cold Dose of Reality Awaiting Elon Musk

Commentary / November 1, 2022
Twitter’s new owner faces a difficult regulatory landscape around the world. Published in The Atlantic.
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Ukulele Virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro Gives Lecture at the University of Tokyo

Blogs / November 1, 2022
“It is said,” a Japanese social theorist and educator, Yukichi Fukuzawa, wrote in his best-selling book An Encouragement of Learning (1872–76), “that heaven does not create one person above or below another.”
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Techdirt Podcast Episode 336: The DSA Is A Mess, But Will Now Rule The Internet

News / November 1, 2022
Emma Llansó from the Center for Democracy & Technology and Daphne Keller from the Program on Platform Regulation are guests on the TechDirt podcast to talk about us the DSA and its many implications.
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For cyber experts, disinformation overshadows cyberthreats in midterms

Commentary / October 31, 2022
There are two main ways bad actors can try to influence U.S. elections: by manipulating voters or by breaching election equipment or software.
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The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law Celebrates 20 Years of Global Impact

News / October 31, 2022
The center’s achievements include both informing public discourse about democracy, development, and rule of law, and also educating and training a generation of scholars and leaders who will change the world.
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Scott D. Sagan Awarded the Thérèse Delpech Memorial Award

News / October 31, 2022
The Thérèse Delpech Memorial Award from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is presented to an individual who has rendered exceptional service to the nongovernmental nuclear policy community.
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Screening for Depression at Home Is a Promising Strategy

News / October 28, 2022
A new study by PhD student Melissa Franco finds that screening for depression via patient portals offers hope for wider detection.
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Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro Awarded 2022-23 John H. McArthur Research Fellowship

News / October 28, 2022
The fellowship, established by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, recognizes Mastro’s exceptional scholarly contributions in the fields of Chinese military, Asia-Pacific security, war termination, and coercive diplomacy.
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We can’t afford US Congress wavering in its support for Ukraine

Commentary / October 27, 2022
Kevin McCarthy’s warning of no ‘blank check’ and progressive Democrats’ premature call for negotiations were unfortunate
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